Ability differences and cognitive mapping skill by Perry W. Thorndyke

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StatementPerry W. Thorndyke, Sarah E. Goldin ; prepared for the United States Army.
SeriesA Rand note ;, N-1667-ARMY
ContributionsGoldin, Sarah E., 1953-, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences.
LC ClassificationsG71.5 .T47
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Paginationxi, 55 p. ;
Number of Pages55
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Open LibraryOL3865715M
LC Control Number81187310

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